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Colossal pyramids, imposing temples, golden treasures, enigmatic hieroglyphs, powerful pharaohs, strange gods, and mysterious mummies are features of Ancient Egyptian culture that have fascinated people over the millennia. The Bible refers to its gods, rulers, and pyramids. Neighboring cultures in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean wrote about its god-like kings and its seemingly endless supply of gold. The Greeks and Romans describe aspects of Egypt's culture and history. As the 19th century began, the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt highlighted the wonders of this ancient land, and public interest soared. Not long after, Champollion deciphered Egypt's hieroglyphs and paved the way for other scholars to reveal that Egyptian texts dealt with medicine, dentistry, veterinary practices, mathematics, literature, and accounting, and many other topics. Then, early in the 20th century, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and its fabulous contents. Exhibitions of this treasure a few decades later resulted in the world's first blockbuster, and its revival in the 21st century has kept interest alive. Join Dr. David Silverman, Professor of Egyptology at Penn, Curator in Charge of the Egyptian Section of the Penn Museum, and curator of the Tutankhamun exhibitions on a guided tour of the mysteries and wonders of this ancient land. He has developed this online course and set it in the galleries of the world famous Penn Museum. He uses many original Egyptian artifacts to illustrate his lectures as he guides students as they make their own discovery of this fascinating culture....

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SD

May 28, 2018

This is indeed a great course. It is very simply put and very easy to follow up.\n\nDo join without any hesitancy if you have a genuine interest in learning about the history of ancient Egypt!

GP

Mar 21, 2018

Learned more then I could have wished for, this is the best course I have had on Ancient Egypt. Thank you Professor David P. Silverman, you made this class very interesting.

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126 - Introduction to Ancient Egypt and Its Civilization 的 150 個評論(共 322 個)

創建者 Abdalla S

Dec 08, 2016

Precise and straight-to-the-point! I'd love to study in more advanced course.

創建者 Jennifer D

Sep 13, 2017

A very interesting and informative course.

創建者 katrina h à c

Jan 17, 2017

i really enjoyed this course and learnt a lot. having the lectures inside the museum was great. i also really enjoyed the session in the lab.

創建者 Sven S

Nov 16, 2016

Very interesting course. Handles many aspects of ancient Egypt. Enjoyed it a lot

創建者 Avani D

May 22, 2017

I had a lot of fun learning this course. As a student of Art and also being a museum geek, it will help me a lot in future to explain others regarding the Ancient Egyptians.

Thank you so much Coursera for existing and bringing in universities like Penn into the online learning forum.

創建者 Carlen H

Dec 28, 2017

Loved the course and leaned tons! Thank you

創建者 Daniel P M

Feb 12, 2018

Amazing course, it´s really amazing how he explains it.

創建者 Erdi E

May 28, 2017

I want to thank Dr. Silverman and his colleagues to bring that amazing course to us. And I wish there would be more courses on Ancient Egyptian topic as well. Thank you for this wonderful experience.

Erdi Ekinci

創建者 Christos V

Apr 05, 2018

well done introduction

創建者 Nelly M C C

Mar 18, 2018

An excellent way to introduce oneself to the wonders of Egypt, its history.

創建者 Brittany S

Jun 21, 2017

I enjoyed this class, the last videos about the mummification process were particularly interesting and really humanized this ancient culture.

創建者 Miguel M B

Nov 15, 2016

Curso ameno y bastante completo, excelentes vídeos y mejor bibliografía.

創建者 Justine S

Dec 09, 2016

Definitely worth taking!

創建者 Gonca D

Oct 15, 2017

This course presents an excellent introduction for ancient Egypt. For the beginners like me, it can't be better. Thanks!

創建者 Rizwaana H

Dec 17, 2016

A great introduction - very enjoyable! Would definitely like to continue further.

創建者 Gavin O

Jul 13, 2017

A very enjoyable and concise course delivered in manageable bite sized chunks.

創建者 jayita c

Mar 02, 2017

great info

創建者 Adrean J

Dec 02, 2016

David I enjoyed the course and I will purchase my certificate later this month.

創建者 Jose A M

Jan 05, 2018

Fantastic course that provides a great general overview of Ancient

創建者 Angelina W

Jan 04, 2017

Lectures are very short, but there are many. Very informative despite this.

創建者 erika j

Dec 29, 2016

great class, very informative

創建者 Muna r

Jun 16, 2017

Good course with enjoyable interesting topics

創建者 Emiliano R V

Sep 03, 2017

Great introduction! Very dynamic and interesting overview of this fascinating culture. It would be great to have an advance course on these topics (or many of them)

創建者 Santiago V R

Nov 27, 2016

This course is recommendable for anyone who wants to begin to study the Ancient Egypt word. It contains very interesting videos and readings! I have enjoyed it!

創建者 Jaquelina M

Feb 12, 2018

Dr. Silverman thanks a lot! you made me to open my brain once again. I loved all explanation on mummified. This course help me to continue my path on my research in América. Thanks, once again. I will continue studying any course based on ancient cultures.